Mountain Bike Tours

Please see below the packing list relevant to your upcoming MTB tour.

What if I have additional questions?  

Please email fun@tyaxadventures.com or call us at 1-888-892-9288 and we would be happy to answer your questions.

Single Day Packing List – Mandatory Items

Single Day Packing List – Optional Items

Multi Day Packing List – Mandatory Items

Single Day Packing List – Optional Items

Single Day Guided Tour 

Do I need to carry my own gear?

Yes, so come prepared to do so with a suitably sized backpack – reflective of the length of your trip and gear requirements (single day versus multi day)

 On all trips, regardless of length, you are expected to carry the following at a minimum:

  • Any personal gear/clothes deemed necessary (consider expected weather for example)
  • Food – includes any trail side snacks you like to eat on your home trails
  • Water
  • Typical trail side repair tools, a spare tube etc.
  • Personal medications necessary
  • A head lamp

Pack as lightly as possible, as you are expected to carry all your own gear.

Please see our recommended packing lists below.


Single Day Guided Tour Packing List

You will be provided with a packed lunch that you will need to carry 

Mandatory Items – see picture here

  • A 20-litre pack at minimum – Osprey’s Manta/Mira series recommended-see here
  • Light weight and packable jacket that will protect you from the weather
  • Food – includes any trail side snacks you like to eat on your home trails
  • Hydration bladder/water bottle(s)
  • Typical trail side repair tools, spare tube, bike specific spare parts – such as brake pads and a derailleur hanger
  • Personal medications

Includes any over the counter pain/anti inflammatory medication

  • Head lamp
  • Bear spray and holster to store it in.

1 between 2 people is the minimum recommendation.

We do sell bear spray at our base of operations


Optional Items (if space and weight permits –
see picture here)

  • Extra riding gloves (particularly if poor weather is expected)
  • Pair of bike tights if unfavourable weather expected

7Mesh Seymour tights recommended – see here

  • Phone or camera for photos
  • Personal sunscreen and/or bug spray if feel necessary
  • Any additional backcountry items you ride with on a full day adventure

Multi Day Guided Tour

Do I need to carry my own gear?

Yes, so come prepared to do so with a suitably sized backpack – reflective of the length of your trip and gear requirements (single day versus multi day)

 On all trips, regardless of length, you are expected to carry the following at a minimum:

  • Any personal gear/clothes deemed necessary (consider expected weather for example)
  • Food – includes any trail side snacks you like to eat on your home trails
  • Water
  • Typical trail side repair tools, a spare tube etc.
  • Personal medications necessary
  • A head lamp

Pack as lightly as possible, as you are expected to carry all your own gear.

Please see our recommended packing lists below.

Multi Day Guided Tour Packing List

You will be provided with/make a packed lunch daily that you will need to carry

 Mandatory Items – see picture here

  • A 25 to 35 litre backpack – Osprey’s Manta/Mira series recommended – see here
  • Light weight and packable jacket that will protect you from the weather
  • Change of riding clothes, as you see applicable (socks, shirt/jersey, chamois, shorts)

Our guides wear amazing gear provided by 7Mesh – see here for their options

  • Change of clothes for in camp in the evenings, and to sleep in

Casual short or long pants, socks, underwear, casual short or long sleeve shirt.

Camp shoes are not necessary, crocs are available

Fleeces available, or bring lightweight packable insulated jacket – 7Mesh recommended

  • Food – includes any trail side snacks you like to eat on your home trails
  • Hydration bladder/water bottle(s)
  • Typical trail side repair tools, spare tube, bike specific spare parts (derailleur hanger)
  • Personal medications

Includes any over the counter pain/anti inflammatory medication

  • Personal toiletries (soap is provided, but not hair care products)
  • Head lamp
  • Sleeping bag liner/cotton sheet (sleeping bags provided) – see here
  • Pillow case (pillows provided)
  • Small, packable camp towel (hot shower available) – see here
  • Bear spray and holster to store it in.

1 between 2 people is the minimum recommendation.

We do sell bear spray at our base of operations.


Optional Items (if space and weight permits –
see picture here)

  • Light weight puffy jacket for in camp in the evenings (fleeces are provided)
  • Hat/toque for in camp in the evenings (depending on the time of year visiting)
  • Extra riding gloves (particularly if poor weather is expected)
  • Pair of bike tights if unfavourable weather expected

7Mesh Seymour tights recommended – see here

  • Phone or camera for photos
  • Personal charging device for phone/camera etc. if planning to recharge
  • Personal sunscreen and/or bug spray if feel necessary
  • Any additional backcountry items you ride with on a multi day adventure